Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wet n' Wild Blue Had Me at Hello Eyeshadow Palette

 
My Blue EOTD...have I mentioned how in love with Wet n' Wild eyeshadow palette's I am? I thought so :)  One of my favorites is the amazing "Blue Had Me at Hello" above.
I used the four shades on the right for my look, with my E.L.F eye primer, Wet n' Wild liquid eyeliner, and Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
Inspiration for this look came from this great YouTube video below!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TBSPSC2Pk
 
 
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Mary Kay Glamour Look VoxBox Product Review

As you saw in my previous post, recently I was lucky enough to get to try out Influenster's new Glamour VoxBox, full of Mary Kay makeup...here are some pictures and reviews of the makeup that was included in the box, and the look I created with the makeup :)
 
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm
Suggested Retail: $14.00
I have never been a big fan of cream eye shadow's, mainly because the kind I've tried in the past weren't great. It's pretty hot and humid where I live, and cream eye shadows fade and crease very quickly when I wear them. Out of everything in the voxbox, this cream eye color surprised me the most...I love it, and I mean LOVE!!! Its really a cream to powder type shadow, making it much more crease resistant, which was a huge plus :) The pigmentation is really good, I used the brush that came in the box when I put it on, and it definitely works great for cream eye shadows! This product is definitely worth the money, I can't wait to try more colors!!!
5*****/5*****stars
 
 
 
Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie
Suggested Retail: $15.00
I really liked this lipstick...its slightly sheer, but the pigmentation is amazing. I wasn't expecting it to be as vivid as it was. I usually apply lip balm before lipstick, but this formula is so moisturizing I didn't need it, which I really liked. This color is pretty, but I don't think it was the best for me...I'm a pink lipstick girl, but I like a darker hue. I saw several colors on the website that look perfect, I definitely liked this enough to try in a different color
4****/5*****stars
 
 
Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I <3 Black
Suggested Retail: $15.00
Great lengthening mascara...the little bristled brush separates lashes better than any mascara I've tried with a similar brush! I especially loved using this on my lower lashes. It separated everything, and added just enough dark color and length. The only thing that would make this better is a little volume...there wasn't enough for me, but I like quite a bit of drama on my lashes :)
4****/5***** stars
http://www.marykay.com/en-US/_layouts/MaryKayCoreCatalog/CategoryPage.aspx?dsNav=N:10559
 
 
Mary Kay Lash Primer
Suggested Retail: $15.00
I loved how it worked with the mascara! Helped separate every lash, and there was zero clumping when this was applied before mascara...I even used this on my brows to keep everything in place. Definitely not what it was intended for, but it worked, lol :)
4****/5*****stars
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush
Suggested Retail: $10.00
This is a great quality brush, I used it when applying the cream eye shadow, and it worked great! I never used it for concealer, but I can tell it would be good for that too :)
5*****/5*****stars
 
 
 
 
 
For this look, I used Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie on my lips (with no lip liner or gloss)
On my lashes I used Mary Kay Eye Lash Primer & Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I <3 Black
On my lid I used Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm, applied with the Mary Kay Concealer/ Cream Eye Shadow Brush
I was curious to see how well the eye shadow would work with others, so I blended various brown/neutral shades from my Wet N' Wild palette in my outer corners, crease, and brow bone...I was amazed at how well the Cream Eye Shadow blends with other types!
I added just a bit of dark brown shadow to my lower lashes, and used my Wet N' Wild liquid liner for my upper lid.
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of this makeup... I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and I will be trying more of their products in the near future!!!
 
 
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Mary Kay Glamour Look VoxBox from Influenster

 
 
I got my first VoxBox from Influenster last week! There are sever types going out right now, but the one I received was the Mary Kay Glamour Look, full of Mary Kay makeup :)...It has been SEVERAL years since I last tried Mary Kay, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much different and up to date everything was. My cousin was a Mary Kay consultant for years, and that girl was really good at her job...so good, she had a car from the company, lol. She would always send me bags of eye shadow and lipstick samples, and did my makeup for every important school/church event there was. It really brought back great memories when I opened up the box and found all of the goodies inside for me to play with :)
It came with 5 full size products:
Mascara in Black
Eyelash Primer
Lipstick in Pink Cherie
Cream Eyeshadow in Violet Storm
Cream Eyeshadow/Concealer Brush
 
 
Yes, I even made an embarrassing little unboxing video for YouTube :)
 
I have been using the makeup a lot for the past week, and after this post I will be doing individual reviews for all of the makeup products...so get ready for a bunch of post's from me!!!
I had so much fun testing out these products, thank you Influenster!
 
 
 
 
"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."
 
 
 
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Monday, July 8, 2013

Wet n Wild Nouveau Pink Lipstick Review

Hello lovelies, it has been WAY too long...sorry I have been M.I.A, but I have had some very unexpected family issues come up, and I just have had no time to blog. Everything seems to be going back to (somewhat) normal though, and I am very ready to get back into posting!!!
To start this week off I thought I would share a little lipstick review with everyone :) This is Wet n Wild in Nouveau Pink, a creamy, bright, fuchsia/hot pink color. Now I love, love, love bright lipstick, so I was super excited to wear this! I really like the color, the payoff is great, it looks exactly the same in the tube as it does on. This is a creamy formula, and I mean CREAMY...Usually I like to wear a lip balm underneath my lipsticks, but with this it is too much. It stays pretty wet the first 5 minutes, so you have to be careful not to rub you lips together too much or it smears and bleeds...I haven't tried this with a lip liner, but I'm sure that would help.
Overall I really like this lipstick! It doesn't dry out my lips (which is a big deal for me!), the colors are so vivid and pretty, and they cost $0.99 at CVS...Under a dollar ladies, you cant beat that!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - Kate Moss Collection Review

I picked up one of the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks at Wal-Mart last night...Wow, these are seriously amazing! I had already tried the matte kind, which is great for a matte, but this is much more my kind of lipstick :) I got #09, a rose/berry shade...it is creamy, very pigmented, and long lasting. I am really wishing I had grabbed a few more shades! At just under $4, they are pretty inexpensive, and the quality is good...I can't wait to try the red, it looked divine ;)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Definition Review

One of my summer must haves is a good bronzer...and thankfully I was able to get my hands on one of MAC's new Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Definition, a beautiful gold/bronze duo. There are 3 different colors to choose from...
Shape the Future, a pastel pink/soft brick shimmer color, &
Definitely Defined, a silvery pink/soft rose shimmer color...
both very pretty, but I prefer golden hues on my skin, so Double Definition is perfect for me.
 
As you can see here the lighter color is a sheer shimmery gold, perfect for highlighting...
the darker color is a copper/bronze, great for contouring or mixed with the gold as a blush/bronzer...
and I'm not gonna lie, I tried the gold on my eyes too, its pretty on the inner corners.

I used a very light hand at first, and even then I was really happy with the result! It adds the perfect golden touch, blends well, and feels so nice on the skin. I was a little worried that it would be too shimmery, but its not! I definitely recommend getting one of these Skinfinishes, the colors are amazing, the quality is just what you would expect from MAC, and they last quite a while! Online Shape the Future and Definitely Defined are available, Double Definition is sold out, but they do have it in some MAC stores. So GO, get one, you won't be disappointed ;)
 
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/159/21865/Products/Face/Powder/Extra-Dimension-Skinfinish/index.tmpl
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Vintage Rose Nail Tutorial

 
 
 
This past week had been CRAZY busy, but I finally was able to do a quickie nail tutorial for the Vintage Rose design. This is really simple, very similar to leopard spots...
You will need 4 colors, the base color of your choice (a pastel or light color is best, helps to show off your roses), a medium pink for the inside of the roses, dark pink or red for the "petals", and green for the leaves.
Once you have your nails painted the base color and its dry, take the medium pink brush and make several various size dots on each nail. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle, irregular ones look best :)
Next, using a small paint brush or a nail art brush, dip it lightly in the darker color and draw a large "c" on about 1/3 of the outside of the dot. Dip your brush in the polish again and draw a slightly smaller "c" on the other side of the rose, leaving a small space at the bottom between the two large "c's".  For the inside of the rose, dip your brush in the polish, and starting in the middle of the rose, draw a small "c" ending either on or beside one of the larger ones.
All that's left are the leaves, which are by far the easiest part! Taking a small brush (or the same CLEAN on used for the roses), dip it in some green polish, and all around the roses just make little swipes. Easy, easy :)
Lastly, seal with a good top coat, you want this pretty mani to last as long as it can!
Hopefully this helps, let me know if anyone has any questions :)
 
 
 
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